RVS, a software system originally developed by Honeywell Aerospace and used to protect ports and track missiles, was adapted for ground use and will be used to monitor the airportsâ€™ perimeters. At Bush Intercontinental, the system will monitor an area of 30-plus miles. In addition, AVPS uses sophisticated algorithms to track behaviors and rules. For example, a user could search for an incident involving a vehicle moving in a certain direction at a certain speed. AVPS will be deployed in areas where ground-based radar may be obstructed by buildings and/or towers.
The project will use a variety of Honeywell cameras as well as fixed and PTZ FLIR thermal cameras.
Both AVPS and RVS will compliment the airport-systemâ€™s Airport Rangers program, as well as its many other security mechanisms. The Airport Rangers program is a mounted security-patrol-system that enables a badged surveillance team to patrol Bush Intercontinental Airportâ€™s 11,000-acre perimeter on horseback. Installation will take approximately six to eight months to complete.